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Unifying ecological and social sciences into a management framework for wildlife-based tourism: a case study of feeding stingrays as a marine tourism attraction in the Cayman Islands
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Christina A.D. Semeniuk
As marine wildlife tourism attractions increase in popularity, the integration of natural and social sciences is required to ascertain and then assimilate strategies to effectively address the...
Human dolphin interactions on the west coast of Florida : documentation from MML's Marine Mammal Response Program.
| Reports | Contributor(s): Margaret A. Morgan, Geoffrey W. Patton
Use of Mote's role as a participant in the operation of the U.S. Marine Mammal Stranding Network to document human and marine mammal interactions.
Science, policy, and the public discourse of shark "attacks": a proposal for reclassifying human-shark interactions.
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christopher Neff, Robert E. Hueter
There are few phrases in the Western world that evoke as much emotion or as powerful an image as the words “shark” and “attack.” However, not all “shark...
Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert Anderson, Robyn Waayers, Andrew Knight
Based on neuroanatomical indices such as brain size and encephalization quotient, orcas are among the most intelligent animals on Earth. They display a range of complex behaviors indicative of...
Is Dolphin-Watching Sustainable in Bocas del Toro, Panama
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley Sitar
Due to concerns of unsustainable dolphin watching tourism in Bocas del Toro, and the increase in dolphin mortality in Bocas due to dolphin watching boat collisions research was conducted in the...
Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior towards Sharks and Shark Conservation
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jason O'Bryhim
Many species of shark are in danger of overexploitation and could possibly be facing extinction. Sharks have been around for over 400 million years but recent declines that threaten...
Sociocultural aspects of attitudes toward marine animals: a focus group analysis
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Unna Lassiter, Jennifer R. Wolch
In geographic research of the past decade, the understanding of nature-society relations has broadened to include ideas about our relationship with and attitudes toward animals....
Save the Sharks? How Negative Perceptions of Sharks Hinders Conservation
| Theses | Contributor(s): Stephanie Reifenberg
Sharks constitute the largest predatory fish in the ocean, with no natural marine predators of their own. Yet one visitor species to the ocean realm does significantly predate on sharks: humans....
Why sink a ship in Mexico?: Juan Pablo Ussel at TEDxTijuana
| Videos | Contributor(s): Juan Pablo Ussel
The ship Uribe 121, sunk last year on the beaches of Rosarito, has become an artificial reef that houses various animal species that have adopted it as their home, while also serving as a space...
Human exploitation may not be the cause for the declining size of Patella vulgata (Common limpet): A comparison between the Late Norse and the modern populations of Patella vulgata at Sandwick Bay, Unst, Shetland Islands, UK
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Mae Brennan Silverberg
Zooarchaeological artefacts like shells are a source of information on the exploitation of prehisotric the rocky intertidal zone. In this study the size and density of Patella vulgata was used to...
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Reef Conservation UK Conference 2016
Selling Conservation? The Role of Volunteer Tourism in Supporting Marine Conservation in Southern Belize
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kathleen Georgia Brander
Volunteer tourism is a rapidly expanding sector advertised as an alternative to conventional tourism and as a way for tourists to contribute to conservation science. This thesis examines a...
Responses of Birds to Humans at a Coastal Barrier Beach: Napatree Point, Rhode Island
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thomas W. Mayo, Peter W.C. Paton, Peter August
Human activity is one of the most important factors affecting disturbance to birds that use coastal barrier beaches in southern New England. The barrier beach at Napatree Point, RI, provides...
Developing a Catalog of Socio-Sexual Behaviors of Beluga Whales ( Delphinapterus leucas ) in the Care of Humans
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heather M Hill, Sarah Dietrich, Deirdre Yeater, Mariyah McKinnon, Malin Miller, Steve Aibel, Al Dove
The repertoire of socio-sexual and sexual behaviors of cetaceans is relatively unknown. The purpose of the current study was to advance the existing knowledge of socio-sexual behavior of beluga...
Extinction Risk and Conservation of the World's Sharks and Rays
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nicholas K. Dulvy, Sarah L. Fowler, John A. Musick, Rachel D. Cavanagh, Peter M. Kyne, Lucy R. Harrison, John K. Carlson, Lindsay N.K. Davidson, Sonja V. Fordham, Malcolm P. Francis, Caroline M. Pollock, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, George H. Burgess, Kent E. Carpenter, Leonard J.V. Compagno, David A. Ebert, Claudine Gibson, Michelle R. Heupel, Suzanne R. Livingstone, Jonnell C. Sanciangco, John D. Stevens, Sarah Valenti, William T. White
The rapid expansion of human activities threatens ocean-wide biodiversity. Numerous marine animal populations have declined, yet it remains unclear whether these trends are symptomatic of a...
Effects of Ocean Recreational Users on Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Santa Monica Bay, California
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amber D. Fandel, Maddalena Bearzi, Taylor C. Cook
Coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have been observed in proximity to swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders and surfers along near-shore corridors in the Santa Monica Bay,...
Impacts of Human Disturbance on the Behavior of Sanderlings on the Georgia Coast
| Theses | Contributor(s): Amy Catherine Gray
Habitat loss has a serious impact on wildlife. However, even when humans do not destroy habitat, their activity can have negative impacts on behavior. The purpose of my study was (1) to test...
Sea no evil: Sabrina Imbler at TEDxBrownU
| Videos | Contributor(s): Sabrina Imbler
Sabrina has a passion for fish and believes in taking care of them properly. She shares valuable information about fish, their lifestyle, her own experiences, and the magic of the sea in her talk...
Confluence- The Turbulent Relationship of Man and Shark: Monty Halls at TEDxVilnius
Monty has seen the seas change during the course of his life, watching reefs that teemed with sharks and dazzled the senses with multicolored coral become lifeless and barren in the space of two...
Individual and group behavioural reactions of small delphinids to remote biopsy sampling
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kiszka, J. J., Simon-Bouhet, B., Charlier, F., Pusineri, C., Ridoux, V.
Biopsy sampling is an effective technique for collecting cetacean skin and blubber samples for various biological studies. However, determining the impact of this research practice is important,...